Stay in School, Kids…or Not

May 23rd, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »

Ever since the lottery results were announced, I’ve been spending many hours analyzing the NBA Draft Class of 2010, to the detriment of my college coursework. 

So maybe this criticism may be a little hypocritical.

However, there was one thing that automatically jumped out at me.

Out of the top five, three are freshmen. Depending on who you ask, at least three (possibly four) of the top five are under the age of 20.

Even more worrying? Not a single senior is projected to go into the lottery. Some reports even put the top-20 as being completely free of college graduates.

Gone are the days of finishing school before jumping to the NBA, or even teams drafting such proven guys at the top.

Now, buzzwords like “upside” and “potential” are all the rage. Which is why we will see one-and-done guys like Hassan Whiteside and Daniel Orton become NBA lottery picks when they’re barely ready for the D-League.


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